THE 24 MOST BREATHTAKING WAYS TO SEE IN 2015
Experience the perfect 11:59 moment at one of the world’s 24 most unique ways to see in the New Year across 24 time zones
- Week-long ‘Hogmanay’ jubilations: at Edinburgh’s five-star Waldorf Astoria Hotel
- Northern lights: See the most Christmassy place on earth and most spectacular natural light show at Santa Claus Holiday Village, Finland
- Feliz año nuevo: Light up the night with firecrackers at Zocalo Central, Mexico City
- Welcome the sun: Be the first to see the New Year sun from New Zealand’s Marina View Apartments
LONDON – 15 December 2014 – New Year’s Eve is one of the busiest times of year for online travel agent Booking.com - the world leader in booking accommodation – who this year want to celebrate the unique and wonderful ways global travellers celebrate the big 11:59pm moment.
Booking.com has searched its extensive list of accommodations around the globe to find one stand-out property in each of the world’s 24 time zones. By visiting www.booking.com/NYE, travellers will be able to view the spectacular range of New Year’s Eve properties and will be in with a chance to win a trip for two to their chosen destination for New Year’s Eve 2015. All they need to do is share their favourite accommodation through the website and tell us why they would want to spend their 11:59pm moment at that property. Whether it’s in Greenland marvelling at the Aurora natural light display or being among the first people on earth to see the New Year sunrise in Gisborne while staying at New Zealand’s Marina View Apartments, Booking.com has an accommodation and an amazing experience for everyone.
Midnight revellers hoping to see one of the world’s costliest New Year’s Eve fireworks celebrations should head to Park Hyatt Sydney, Australia, which boasts the best view of one of the world’s most expensive public displays as AUS $7,000,000 worth of fireworks are set off in celebration. Among the elaborate places to spend New Year’s Eve is The Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires where you can indulge in the European palace parties of the past at a special gala evening.
In North America, Niagara Falls not only offers one of the most spectacular shows nature has to offer, but New Year’s Eve see thousands of people head to the falls for one of the most spectacular laser light shows around the globe. In Alaska, visit Hotel Alyeska for the perfect place to witness the famous Torchlight Parade which sees a multitude of skiers and snowboarders take to the slopes to create a stunning visual effect.
Domestic Twixmas dash
With groups of friends, families and singletons increasingly seeking out last-minute escapes Booking.com has observed a trend spike in Brits keen to holiday during in the Twixmas period (the stretch between Christmas and New Year). Awesome firework displays around the London Eye and week-long Hogmanay jubilations secure London and Edinburgh in the Top three Twixmas domestic dash hotspots two years in a row (2013 to 2014). However Liverpool beats Manchester to the top three domestic New Year’s Eve hubs to head for this year.
Jason Grist, UK Area Manager for Booking.com, is proud that customers will always find a property to suit them: “Booking.com takes pride in offering a huge spectrum of listings for New Year’s Eve and the whole year round. Whether it’s a 5 star hotel, an igloo or a family apartment you’re after for New Year’s Eve, Booking.com has what you’re looking for. With more than 25 different varieties and over 560,000 properties in 209 countries, Booking.com has the best accommodation offering in the world, making it the perfect complement for the savvy British traveller”.